There was an interesting article about Jean-Claude Ellena, the journalist’s most favorite perfumer, in Spiegel Magazine last week that I’d like to share with you.
I read Ellena’s book “The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur” and I can’t say I have been overwhelmed. This could have been a great book, if only an editor had taken an interest in it…
But in general I like Ellena and his way of seeing the world and his way of creating. Although I don’t necessarily share his asceticism.
I like what he says about IFRA regulations: “I take that as a challenge to think in a different way. Picasso once said: “If I don’t have green, I’ll use red.” Voilà tout. That’s all.”
What about you? Did you read the book? Do you like Ellena’s perfumes? What do you think about the interview in Spiegel Magazine?